Memorial Day!!!

Memorial Day is a special day in which we remember all that has come and gone before us and defended this country. For me this also signify the best shopping ever. The boutique has came long way from the start. We have a great fan following on Facebook (Almost 1500 fans!!!), we are gaining fans on twitter and also on Instagram. My team has been the best ever even with the ups and downs. As far as sales things are still a little slow but the name is slowly but surely getting out there. I knew that the first year of being open is usually the most difficult so I am still continuing on the journey. We got some great stuff on the boutique site so if you want to get some great summer fashions stop by. Come and check us out also on our other social media sites as well for great summer time deals.

Have a great Memorial Day Holiday xoxoxo

Talva

http://www.blackandgreyboutiqueshop.com

Happy Easter!!

I just want to wish everyone a happy Easter holiday. Easter for me and my family is a very important and cherished holiday. I will always remember my mother always dressing me up in these elaborate Easter dresses and how she made my little brothers look so overly handsome for church services. I loved the Easter egg hunts she use to put on for us and also the multiple Easter egg hunts that we would participate in. The Easter dinners with the family was the main part of the holiday. We always seem to bond and reconnect with family. Now that I am grown with a daughter of my own the same traditions hold true. The Easter egg hunts, church service and Easter dinner that my family has planned for this Sunday. Most of all I cant’t wait to bring out the white. Even though it is not my favorite color of course I do like to wear white on occasion.

On another note the boutique just got some great new fashions in stock so go and check out the site as well hint hint.
http://www.blackandgreyboutiqueshop.com

Well thats all folks!!
xoxo

The spring is finally coming!!

Yes Spring is finally here for a few of us and I am so excited. I wish we all had some Spring weather but hopefully soon we all will. My boutique is offering so many cute items for the Spring and Summer I can’t help but share these fabulous pieces with all my readers. Come and visit our store site to check these great pieces out. New fashions are added every week and we also got a great sale going on as well. Let’s give Spring a huge and most needed welcome!!!

xoxo

http://www.blackandgreyboutiqueshop.com

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The First Month

Well the first month of operations has been a great experience. I can tell you that I have learned my strengths an weaknesses. I learned that I needed help. I learned that I am out of the loop as far as this world of social media. I pretty much didn’t have a full clue on how to handle everything.

I decided to hire some extra people to help me. I was so lucky to find this team of like minded people. We had out first team meeting this week and the team got rolling. The Facebook and the Instagram accounts has gotten tremendous following since then and I am so excited that our Facebook page has gotten over 600 likes and we are gaining new followers on our other social media accounts.

The experience thus far has been rewarding and I am truly learning a lot. I am excited to see just how far my dream will go. I think and I know that I did it right this time.

Until next time
Xoxo

End of the 3rd Week

Well week 3 has been an interesting one.  The Boutique Facebook page has reached over 500 likes so the word is slowly but surely getting out.  Sales are still slow due to every major retailer are trying to get rid of winter items and they are having mega sales right now.  My main goal is still to get the name out and draw more visits to the website.  I have also decided that I just can’t do this all by myself so I am bringing on some interns.  I have pretty much formed my team which will consist of 5 people.  The interview process was pretty crazy I got over 100 applicants and had to narrow it down to 5 people.  I am pretty excited with my new team and our goal is to pretty much grow this business.  For any business to be successful the foundation has to be a strong one so I am slowly but surely building that.  I can’t wait for the dream of mine to really take off.  I can only say that I am truly proud of myself.  Even though the profits hasn’t started to roll in yet I know that everything will happen when it is meant to happen.  I set up my company to not stress over what a lot of new businesses stress over so things can only move up from here.

End of the Second Week

Well its the end of the second week and things are going pretty well.  The Social Media Campaign is going pretty good as far as getting the name out.  It has came to the point that I can’t do this all by myself so I am currently interviewing for  interns.  Social Media is a very important part of growing any business and I have soon realized that I need help.  I am still working my full time job so doing social media postings to 8 accounts throughout the day was getting impossible but thank goodness for Hoot Suite because without that platform I would be totally up the creek.    I am doing pretty good as far as gaining fans to my Facebook page I am at over 400 likes so I’m doing pretty good by adding at least 100 fans a week meaning that the word is spreading pretty fast.   I am also starting to get calls from Fashion Bloggers that want to feature the company so I am so excited about that as well.   Sales are still slow but the main important thing for me is exposure and the sales will comes when they are suppose too.  I am so glad that I set up things the way I did and found some great distributors to work with and can I tell you having Dropship accounts are a true blessing (no inventory overhead).  I am glad that I have gains some great followers like yourself that has been following me since the beginning.  I hope that my experience can at least help someone out that has a dream as well…  

Until Next week

xoxo

First Week

Well the first week of the boutique being open was actually pretty good.  Business has been slow but I can say I was not surprised plus January is not a big shopping month plus many are still looking for sales.  So I mainly decided to open in January to really get the word out and build may customer base. I happy to say that  I have almost 300 likes on the boutique Facebook page (yay!!), gotten a few on Pinterest and Twitter so I am still working hard and keeping focused.  I do have a few offers from people wanting to help with the marketing and the social media aspects of the business so I am doing a couple of interviews and feeling those people out.

 I am so glad that I kept down business costs and didn’t take out a loan because I so did not need any extra stress on having to start paying anything back.  I am looking forward to the 2nd week to see how that goes.  I am constantly adding new fashions to the site and I just got a new partnership with a skin care company to start offering their products so pretty excited about that. Running a business is not easy but I am just glad that I did it. 

Until next week
Wish me Luck

xoxo